Men in Black 3 (Flick’s Review)

Posted on | May 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

3 1/2 stars

After breaking out of a prison on the moon, Boris the Animal (an evil alien) seeks revenge on Agent K. Boris wants to travel back in time to the moment when K shot his arm off. While at that moment, Boris will kill K. Fortunately, Agent J travels back in time to to try and save K before it’s too late.

I haven’t seen Men in Black 2. Does that mean I will enjoy Men in Black 3 less? Or more? Or neither? If you’ve seen the second installment and the third tell me in the comments below. However, have no fear! I will see part two soon. (And I’ve written you a review of part 3, and you might not have even seen it yet! So, ha.)

In the meantime, no money would be wasted if you went to see Men in Black 3. The plot is complex and most young kids going to see this film will get lost in the second half of the movie (I was confused too).  There’s also only two agents vs. alien battles (a fight in a Chinese restaurant and a climax that is a little odd). The Chinese restaurant fight looks more like a video game than MIB, but fortunately, it’s only about two minutes. In the meantime, no money would be wasted if you went to see Men in Black 3. It’s a nice effort but this installment isn’t better than the the first. Why? Because this one is at times overly goofy and confusing. That leads me to my next point.Men in Black 3 is complex. A new concept is inducted into the MIB world: time travel. I’m slightly familiar with the concept: I watched the first Back to the Future, and just recently I read the book When You Reach Me (an interesting novel that is perplexing, smart, and has one too many subplots that don’t pan out.) The latter has some really interesting time travel ideas, while Back to the Future is more goofball. Anyway, that’s a whole other conversation.

If all modern day blockbusters were this clever, my The Movie Crisis article would never have been written. That’s not to say it’s without flaws; the film almost overflows at the end with time travel conceits, Tommy Lee Jones was underused, and some more action wouldn’t have hurt the film. There’s still a difference, however. “The difference between this and the movies with blow ’em up action throughout the whole thing and not story is that this one is smart.”

My favorite character is Agent J because he’s witty and Will Smith is funny.

My favorite scene is the climax because it was emotional, action-packed, and it gave new depth to old characters.

Men in Black 3 is rated PG-13 and I agree.

Men in Black 3 is a roller coaster ride from beginning to end. It also has an emotional ending and time travel that makes you think. Two very odd alien thumbs up.


2 Responses to “Men in Black 3 (Flick’s Review)”

  1. flickflack
    May 30th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Great review! I cannot wait to see the movie: loved the first one, have not yet seen the second one, and fell asleep at the third one. Based on what I saw I agree with most of your points but overall I enjoyed it more than you did. I also liked your jokes and thought your review was as witty and smart as you say Will Smith is in the movie. Will you review the second movie when you see it? I hope so! Great review! From, Flack

  2. flickflack
    May 31st, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    I will certainly write a review of Men in Black 2 when I see it. Thanks for the comment!
    From, Flick

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